This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Albany Rose: The post-abortion story of a non-religious, pro-gay, 100% pro-life advocate. A must see video because not all pro-lifers fit the same mold.

This is not really meant to be a disclaimer as I think everyone will know that I don’t agree 100% with all of Albany’s views. I chose to post it because we need to see that anyone from any walk of life can be pro-life. I am proud of Albany for making this video.

Albany Rose asked me to share her testimony about her abortion and converting to pro-life. She is not religious, she is pro-gay, she is just not your typical pro-lifer. What she is, is a courageous young woman for sharing her story and for being willing to step into a heavily Christian environment and share this story.

After watching this you can find Albany on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/albany.rose.75

 

 

23 Comments

  1. Kim
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Albany, thank you for your courage. You are a very brave and beautiful young woman. You are providing hope to young women who are forced into abortion.

  2. Lindsey
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Albany, for sharing! You are so brave and will touch so many people!

  3. Bryce
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I am a dedicated Christian, (and because I here this a lot), no I don’t condemn you for the choice you made. No one is perfect, especially not the people who claim to be, and you obviously are not proud of it. Listening to your story has helped me see a little better what exactly gos on in this almost invisible world. People tend to separate Christians and non-Christians into two different groups, but until both sides can see that we are all the same, (Which honestly will probably never happen with society today…), we will always be in this abortion debate. You made some very good points for both religious and non-religious people alike! I particularly liked the point you made at: 7:00, The whole “if you are going to believe in a God who created everything, you should be pro-life” that’s some pretty powerful stuff.
    Everything happens for a reason, and in away, the abortion of your son, paved the way for the life of your daughter. its kind of strange to think about, but your unborn son, saved your daughters life.
    Thank you for being brave enough to share your story.

  4. Jennie
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Awesome story, Albany! Thank you so much for sharing your story. It’s really disappointing that you were not able to share it at churches. I know there are others who would love to have you tell your story at their church.

  5. Carlene
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    You and I have some things in common… Thank you for talking about your experience. Your words help with the healing process.

  6. Monica
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your story, I have 3 girls and can’t imagine my life with out them. My sister got pregnant while she was single and coming from a Catholic Family, she thought abortions was the only choice not to embarrass our Family. Thank God she told my mother right before she went to the abortion clinic for her appointment my Mom told her “Are you crazy, I would never forgive my self if I let you kill your baby, you are not alone!” Now my niece is 10yrs old and my sister cries sometimes and holds her and in silence ask her for forgiveness for even thinking about killing her….God and your Baby boy will always be by your side XOXO

  7. Posted July 28, 2012 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Wow, truly amazing! Isn’t is incredibly how children can change your life for the better if you let them? When I was 20 yrs old I became pregnant. I have never had a doubt about being pro-life no exceptions. I didn’t know better at the time but I went to planned parenthood to get confirmation of the pregnancy for insurance purposes. Instantly after confirming I was pregnant the woman began discussing options just like you said but she didn’t mention the possibility of me keeping the baby even once. She very briefly mentioned adoption and then when straight into more details about abortion before I could even tell her I am planning on keeping my child.

    Her fourth birthday is September 22nd and I was on a truly dangerous path before I conceived her. After I found out about the pregnancy (I wasn’t even supposed to be able to have children because of womanly problems but now I have 2 children, no known miscarriages) I changed all of my dangerous behaviors that had the potential of becoming serious habits and never looked back, never had cravings or withdrawals or anything. I believe I was in the beginning stages of becoming an alcoholic, my significant other at the time was and probably still is an alcoholic so alcohol was in the house every single day but I had no problem resisting.

    Congratulations on your baby girl, they are the ultimate gift that keeps on giving! I’m so proud of you for being strong in your belief of right and wrong and speaking publicly. Stay Strong.

  8. Teresa
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry for your pain.
    Have you tried Project Rachel to help you heal from your abortion? I hear the people there are wonderful.

  9. Ron
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Albany. God bless you. Thank you for your story and your courage.

  10. Maria
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Albany, thank you for being so brave and sharing your story! I can’t even imagine how hard it must have been during your first pregnancy. I hope you can experience healing by sharing this. Thank you for standing up for the truth! You and your family will be in my prayers.

  11. Posted July 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Courage…

  12. Francy Honda
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Dear Albany,
    I was very touched by your video post and just re-shared it on my FB Page. I was just going to touch on something you mentioned about being baptized Catholic. I’ll keep it brief..my youngest child (Nate)who is 17 w/ special needs, keeps me hopping..lol!

    Long story, short..I left the church in my young adult yrs and was on a journey for the next 10 or so yrs later. One day I was chatting with a couple ladies(who were former Catholics) but had left and now attended a non-denominational church, that I was attending as well.
    They started to talk about their past Catholic upbringing and proceeded to laugh about First Holy Communion. I wasn’t paying that much attention to what they were saying until they started to laugh about it..mockingly saying, ” the body of christ..the body of christ….
    Before I knew it, “as they say”..time stood still. I was no longer a “30 something year old woman, I was back as a little second grade child from a poor family of 11 children, waiting in the back of the church with my class to receive, “The Body of Christ” Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. I went forward with a child’s faith and came “Home” as an adult and continued that journey learning and growing and re-discovering the faith I had dismissed.

    Lots and lots of love to you Albany on your Journey as well!
    I will keep you in my prayers, always!
    Sincerely,
    Francy Honda

  13. Amy
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Good for you, for having the courage to make this video and to speak from the heart. May God continue to heal your wound and bring you to His truth, that one day you will hold your son.
    (And I second the recommendation for Project Rachel. A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat would be WONDERFUL for you!)

    • Posted May 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

      My healing is roughly as far as it’ll go, as I already forgive myself and am happy. And I would have to go to a secular retreat if I ever were to.

  14. Posted July 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Albany Rose, you really spoke so well and beautifully. Thank you for being honest and open. I’m sorry that 40 days didn’t work out…I’m wondering if it’s because it is a prayer event and, as someone who is not religious, prayer isn’t your thing? I don’t know. You might ask Abby Johnson about that, as you do know her. I’m sorry the church didn’t work out either, but I suppose they don’t want parents screaming at them when info offense their sensibilities (there are pro-choices there who can be kinda nasty about it). There ARE Catholic venues where you can speak, so I wouldn’t give up on that route entirely. Those kids do need to hear you. You should contact the “Silent No More” campaign because I think your story would be very powerful there. And Rachel’s Vineyard.

    And tell Royce that he is a good man for standing by his lady and his child. He sounds like he truly loves you. Always listen to him. You can’t get a better guy than one who will love you and your baby.

  15. Renee Villani
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Albany Rose,
    You are a hero in my eyes… at your young age, you are expressing an extreme courage in telling your story. I empathize with you and applaud your stand. God has blessed you and I pray that He continues to work through you to help end this holocaust.
    I too regret my abortions and am Silent No More.
    With hugs,
    Renee

  16. Sandi
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your story and for you courage. I’m sure with sharing your story you may save many babies. I also love that you shared so many other parts of your journey and it shows that Pro Life people not only need to show that they love the babies but to let the mother’s know that they are loved as well and need to be guided through pro life choices of keeping their child or adoption. I’m so sorry that you were never given those Pro Life options by family or the clinic you were at. I’m so happy that God led Royce into you life to love you and to open your heart to not only falling in love with him but with your child and that you are now spreading that love to other women who are out there pregnant, scared and not feeling supported or understood. I am so proud of Royce for loving you through your journey and helping you understand in a loving way. There need to be more men out there who are willing to stand up for the unborn. I know many men think they shouldnt get involved because they are not a women or will get the its a womans body response. But these men could help save lives of not only babies but of women they love in their lives. Fathers love their children as well and should defend their childrens lives in and out of the mother’s womb. I know you are not religious so please do not be offended by this but I will keep you and your family in my prayers and wll pray for all the women and mens lives that you will touch. Thank you for sharing you story and please don’t give up on finding places that will allow you to tell your story. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  17. Blessing
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Albany–

    Very moving and touching, especially the end where you said the greatest thing he gave you was to set you on the right path. Am still crying about it. I pray that your sharing touches many others and shows them the light in the darkness.

    Praying for lots of blessings in your life!

  18. Lillian Sanchez
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Dear Albany,
    I appreciate your story. It was very courageous of you to share this video. However, I don’t agree with your story being posted on this site. Your lifestyle is for adults only. I went to your facebook page as suggested by this page and I would never want my brothers and sisters to be exposed to you. You are a mom. I feel that you should be transitioning into a new life and creating a cleaner environment for your child – this new life and your recent photo posts don’t seem to project a change in mind-set; With all the posts on your FB page and your supposed transition to Pro Life, there is nothing that is life-affirming – it’s mostly Albany affirming.

    I believe your story should be heard, just not here. I do wish you the best on this very difficult journey to truth. God bless you.

  19. Kate
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    Courage. Love. Beauty. Hope.

    Thank-you for sharing your story, for being real, and for reaching so many that the mainstream Christians won’t. God is using you in big, if not unconventional, ways 😉 Enjoy your beautiful daughter, and thank-you for bringing her into this world <3

  20. Posted August 10, 2012 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Albany,

    I am a pro-lifer. You have illustrated what society is doing to our young women. I doubt many women who have had an abortion felt they had any other choice. I am also a Roman Catholic. Hopefully reading and meditating onPsalm 139:1-18 will help you understand God’s love for you. People use it to back the pro-life position, but honestly it applies to YOU, to all of us. God and His love are much bigger than anything we could do

  21. Becca
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Albany-

    I can’t tell you how much I admire you. You are a strong, thoughtful, beautiful young woman who was put in an unimaginable position by people who should have been there to support your choice. I have to confess, I am almost 30 and had an abortion about 5 1/2 yrs ago. I went to Catholic school and was in a much different circumstance than you. I have blacked out the entire experience. I don’t remember going to the clinic or leaving the clinic. Because of that, I am so terribly afraid of hearing or reading something that might trigger those memories and I know that I cannot handle that emotionally so I couldn’t bring myself to listen to your entire story. It gives me hope that maybe one day I can find the man that was meant to be the father of my children and there is nothing I want more than to be a mother. I’m so happy for you that you have been given that opportunity and I’m sure you are an awesome mother!! I’ve had people within the pro-life movement literally call me a hypocrite and a murderer (nothing that I hadn’t already thought of myself) and it makes coming forward and telling your story all that much harder. I promise you that I will think about you and your family from time to time and wonder how you are doing. I hope that just knowing that there is someone out there who you have touched with your story will help you to think of in rough times.

    -Becca

  22. Dan Miller
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Dear Albany,

    Thanks for sharing your story. May God continue to bless your life in ways unimaginable.

    Dan Miller
    40DaysForLife – Milwaukee

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